Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Chardonnay Reserve 2000

Typical honey and pineapple flavors, which is partly due to the toastyness of the new wood. Complex wine with long lingering after taste, which should be enjoyed with food.

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Bob de Villiers
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  

ageing : Although the wine is drinkable now, it will be at its best within the next 2 years.

about the harvest: A full style Chardonnay picked at 24.5º balling, on 15 March. The grapes came from higher lying vineyards, approx. 150 meters above sea level.

in the cellar : Whole bunch pressing with juice extraction of 70%. Wine was fermented and matured in 300 liter new Francois Frere oak barrels for a period of six months.

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